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PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico - A North Dakota family on vacation in Mexico had to be taken to a hospital after a ferry exploded. It happened Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The explosion injured at least 25 people. Among the people involved was Rebecca Lahlum and her 14-year-old son John Lahlum from Valley City, North Dakota. The family was waiting to board a ferry to Cozumel when another ferry next to them exploded.
FARGO — In 1987, the Rev. Billy Graham spent three days in Fargo as part of his "Peaks to the Plains" crusade. Almost 70,000 people attended the services at North Dakota State University's Dacotah Field. The crusade took Graham to North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. He was in Fargo June 19-21. The crowds were bigger than expected and his stop in North Dakota was a financial success. The three-day event came in nearly $46,000 under budget and took in $107,000 more than anticipated.
BISMARCK—North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved the format of a ballot petition seeking personalized vehicle plates for volunteer emergency responders, his office said Wednesday, Feb. 21. Organizers have less than five months to get 13,452 valid signatures to have the initiated measure placed on the November ballot. The measure would add a new section to state law allowing volunteer emergency responders to apply for red personalized plates.
BISMARCK — The Greater North Dakota Chamber named Arik Spencer as its new president and CEO Tuesday, Feb. 20. Spencer, the executive vice president of the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association, succeeds Andy Peterson, who resigned in September. Spencer will start his new job April 1. "GNDC has been the voice of business in North Dakota for over 90 years, and I am grateful for the opportunity lead this vital organization," he said in a statement.
CLASS B Team totals
CLASS A Team totals Bismarck 216, Minot 205, Valley City 140, Mandan 133.5, West Fargo 127, Turtle Mountain 123, Dickinson 110, Bismarck Century 104, Bismarck Legacy 83, Fargo Davies 68.5, Bismarck St. Mary's 64.5, Jamestown 59, Williston 50, Devils Lake 43, Grand Forks Central 41, Wahpeton 28.5, Fargo South 25, West Fargo Sheyenne 19.5, Fargo North 19, Grand Forks Red River 15. 106 pounds Championship: Armstrong, Min., dec. Thomas, South, 5-4. Third place: Johnsrud, Cent., dec. Fettig, Bis., 1-0.
CLASS A WRESTLING RESULTS DUAL RESULTS Championship Bismarck 32, Minot 24
CLASS B WRESTLING RESULTS DUAL RESULTS Championship South Border 39, Carrington 34
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Ryan Donato provided all the goal scoring for Team USA, tallying two power-play goals, to propel his country over Slovakia here, 2-1, during pool play Friday, Feb. 16. Netminder Ryan Zapolski stopped 21 shots, setting Team USA up for a pivotal matchup Saturday against the Olympic Athletes from Russia.
CLASS A WRESTLING RESULTS DUAL RESULTS Quarterfinals Bismarck 75, Grand Forks Central 3